We proudly present the first release of Static Kitten, the solo project of John Brennan. Follow is a selection of raw, improvised compositions that were recorded in 2008.
Cover art by Lindsey Fryett.
May 20, 2009
review from Disquiet
In the Encyclopedia of Drones, two of the most common — common as in prevalent, not common as in pedestrian — would be categorized as The Helicopter and The Prayer Bowl. Those are heard on Follow, by Static Kitten, newly released on Panospria, but they’re just two of numerous identifiers buried in the slowly paced, methodically controlled, occasionally rough performance (per the notes, improvised freely by Kitten, aka John Brennan, in 2008). The title cut is, indeed, a highlight, balancing closely mic’d objects with hovering sine waves, as is (the more broadly listenable) “Ocean,” which uses bowed instruments to rich, folktronic effect.